Capping off University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala’s last commencement ceremony on May 9, Stuart Miller, Chair of UM’s Board of Trustees and of the UM Miller School of Medicine Momentum2 campaign, announced a “breakthrough” gift of $55 million. The gift from longtime UM supporters, the Miller family, was greeted with cheers by the medical school graduates, faculty, families and friends and lifted the University over its $1.6 billion Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami goal, a stunning accomplishment that occurred more than a year ahead of schedule.
The Miller family’s $55 million gift will provide $50 million to build a new state-of-the-art medical education building on the campus of the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, which surpassed its school-based $1 billion fundraising goal. An additional $5 million will support the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music.
Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth, chaired the 2015 American Heart Association’s Miami Heart and Stroke Ball, which took place on Saturday, May 16, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell.
S. Florida-Based Pap Corps Raises $3.6 Million for Research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research, a South Florida-based grassroots organization, has awarded Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine a $3.6 million gift to advance research in precision cancer medicine at Sylvester, South Florida’s only Cancer Center of Excellence.
Students and faculty members from the Miller School of Medicine joined their peers at the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) National Conference held in Chicago April 23-26. The centennial meeting gathered physicians, leaders and health care professionals from around the world in the city where the AMWA was founded nearly 100 years ago.
At a ceremony before his family, colleagues, Miller School of Medicine and University leadership, Steven J. Gedde, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, was formally presented with the Dr. John G. Clarkson Endowed Chair in Medical Education at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to support medical education.
David S. Kushner, M.D., clinical associate professor, and Doug Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., professor and Associate Vice Chair, both of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have completed an observational study on use of the Siebens Domain Management Model (SDMM) in health care management of geriatric patients during inpatient rehabilitation.